We are putting our pencils down until after the New Year. There will be big changes for us here at The Bridal Wishlist in 2011. We are very excited and look forward to bringing you the best of what's modern in the world of weddings. We thank all of our loyal readers for a great 2010 and look forward to gaining new readers. So spread the word. Happy New Year to all of you. Please be safe out there during your celebration.
We are so proud to announce our new love and the latest edition to our family, The Prom Dress Project. See what inspires us, who is quote-worthy, as well as fashionable ideas for those lovelies looking for ideas for the upcoming prom season.
Also, follow our journey as we work our little butts off to pull together 2011's Prom Dress Project Affair. Working with DC Public Schools, we were able to help over 80 young girls find the prom dresses of their dreams. In 2011, we plan to help even more young girls have the most amazing prom experience ever. Follow The Prom Dress Project on Tumblr! If you know a teen looking for inspiration, let her know we are there to help.
You can not get more eco-friendly than sending your guests a wedding invitation that they can plant into the ground. Amazing. Botanical Paperworks has made it so. Their Beginnings plantable wedding invitation is embedded with wildflower seeds and made with post-consumer waste that grows wildflowers right out of the paper. Not to mention that the invitation is beautiful. See more options at Botanical Paperworks.
The fabulous winter edition of Eco-Beautiful Weddings is here! As usual, it is gorgeous. Big shout out to Editor-in-Chief, Katie Martin (@greenwed) and Managing and Style Editor, Robin Fisher (@polishedimage) for another spectacular issue. Be sure to check out the Cotton Bride contest. You can win a beautiful custom-made gown from Cotton Bride.
If you are not already following the magazine on Twitter, please do, @ecobeautiful. Be sure to send them a congratulations on their one year anniversary!! Happy Anniversary.
After spending eight years taking special requests and custom orders on dresses for brides, wedding parties, or customers with other special fêtes in their lives, Sir, the New York women’s wear line has finally expanded their offerings with a dedicated salon for the Sir Celebrations Collection. Designer, Joanna Baum’s dresses for this collection are available in varying lengths and fabrics, and in over 100 different shades. Classic style and technically proficient designs executed in bias-cut silk ensure killer fits for customers in search of a perfect, unique, and timeless dress that wears well—and multiple times over. Reasonable price points (dresses start $325) for quality pieces designed and made in New York boast added value by virtue of endless wear-ability.
For more information about Sir Celebrations, visit their web site.
Aren't these lovely? I really love headbands. I love seeing brides in headbands, especially when they are very modern and very modest. Petal and Thorn have a collection of headbands that are so demure, so lovely. See their entire collection on their web site.
Isn't this too adorable? This lovely item is a part of the Spring 2011 Collection of Emily Elizabeth Jewelry. It would make a perfect gift to give your bridesmaids. Available at Emily Elizabeth Jewelry.
Thank goodness for J.Crew and their Crewcuts. The Crewcuts line includes an adorable collection of flower girl dresses that are not only modern but gorgeous. Just when you thought that you wouldn't find something this cute. View these and more beautiful options at J.Crew.
Bridal Reflections wishes to give back to our troops that have done so much. Today, December 13th, Military Brides, or the fiances of men in the military serving in Iraq or Afghanistan can join Bridal Reflections and choose from a selection of beautiful gowns at their Fifth Avenue salon at 260 Fifth Avenue, (At W. 28th St), New York, NY.
I love it when someone captures a moment of love. This man offers a rose to a woman to mark International Women’s Day in Belgrade, March 8, 2010. It ultimately was chosen as one of Reuters Photos of the Year. Simply beautiful.
TheKnot.com and Pantene are looking for brides-to-be who are looking for expert help when it comes to their head-to-toe bridal style. We’re on the search for Knotties who have not selected their wedding gown or determined their bridal style. Four lucky winners will score a dream dress and a bride-beautiful transformation.
What do you receive?
A private consultation with The Knot fashion editor to find the perfect gown.
A hair and beauty makeover from the experts at Pantene.
A special discount off a gorgeous gown of your choice from a top NYC bridal salon.
A starring role in a The Knot TV segment.
AND, best of all, a complete makeover featured in the Summer 2011 issue of The Knot magazine!
In order to qualify you must:
* Live in the New York Metro area. * Have not yet selected your wedding gown. * Be available for a full-day shoot in NYC sometime between January 21 and 31, 2011.
To Enter Email: email@example.com
* A current photo * Engagement and wedding date * City and State * Total wedding budget (approximately) * Wedding style in 10 words or less (romantic, modern, eco, vintage) * AND MOST IMPORTANT, why you deserve this dream opportunity.
Added bonus: If you already chose your dress, but are looking for the ultimate bridal look, we’re choosing two Knotties to receive an ultimate Pantene hair and makeup consultation! Send the above information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bridal lovelies, are you into horoscopes? I love horoscopes. I am a Sagittarius (my birthday is tomorrow! Yay!). So if you know your sign, head on over to JLM Couture. They have mapped out your horoscope and a corresponding dress for your particular zodiac sign. See if your zodiac info sounds like you. I know that mine does. Even though I do not believe in any way that Miley Cyrus is a style icon. Ummmm, fellow Sag Katie Holmes a style icon!!!!
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21)
Personality: As a Sagittarius, you're one of the wanderers of the zodiac - you're on an endless odyssey to find the meaning of life. You're an adventurer. A truth-seeker. Above all else, you value freedom. Your thrilling, nomadic lifestyle means you have no shortage of stories and make a great entertainer.
Your Sign's Style: You're a free spirit and your clothes are sensibly chic. It's all about layers - pullovers, leg warmers, and flannels paired with comfy jeans and leggings.
Your Wedding Dress Horoscope: Renew your passport - if anyone's a destination bride, it's you. You'll need a beachy wedding gown that's a breeze to pack. The goddess gown was made for you Sagittarius! Leave your hair free and flowing.
Groomies, listen up. There is a store that makes ties that don't suck!!! Enter Ties That Don't Suck. I am in love with this store. I know there are grooms out there that have great style and personality who are looking for something that will garner a little attention on them on their wedding day. After all, it's their friggin' day too! These wedding packages from Ties That Don't Suck are perfect. The designs are amazing. You can even have your initial screenprinted right on. See these and plenty more over at Ties That Don't Suck.
I so love custom made wedding gowns. It gives the bride so much freedom and control of what her dress will truly look like. These custom made gowns by Bridal Bliss are simply gorgeous. She is currently not accepting custom design orders at this time. But you can choose from any of the designs currently featured in her shop and have it custom made to your measurements. She is accepting orders that have a deadline date of June 2011 or later. View her entire collection over at Bridal Bliss.
Gap has launched its Holiday campaign - "Want" - which includes a series of videos featuring fashion blogger Susie Bubble. The videos answer the question -if you could give anything in the world, what would it be?
In the video, Susie speaks passionately about giving back to Shelter England, an organization that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. What's cool about this video is that in the series you can support various causes by sharing them with your friends and family. For every "Like" a video receives on Facebook, $1 will be donated to the charitable organization featured in the video, up to $150,000.
Plus, each time someone "Likes" a video, Gap will give them a little something for themselves-30% off one regularly priced item.
You know that you will be so ready to dump those high heels at your reception so that you can hit that dance floor. You have been practicing your moves for months. Just for you, Miu Miu has the perfect pairs of dainty and lush ballet flats. Hit the floor in style. Available at Barneys New York.